Andhra hands 3 lakh houses registered in women’s names to poor
The Andhra Pradesh government handed over more than 3 lakh houses to eligible beneficiaries in 13 districts of the state. A majority of the beneficiaries are BCs, STs and SCs. Significantly, all the houses have been registered in the name of the woman of the family.
Officials claimed it was the largest number of homes to be handed over to beneficiaries in one go in the country.
The government also gave 5,118 houses to people whose houses were damaged or who were left homeless after the Hudhud cyclone in 2014.
Since 2014-15, the state government has built and distributed 5,80,849 houses to the rural and the urban poor. On Gandhi Jayanti last year, one lakh houses were handed over. The government has set a target to build 19 lakh houses for rural and urban poor beneficiaries and aims to make the state “hut-free” by 2022.